Friday, July 30, 2004

A few things about John Kerry's speech: I thought his style was much better than Edwards', his timing was better but he did rush some important applause lines. Now, as for substance, I have a problem with a few things:

I did not like the bio part in the beginning, all week they have been Hammering on themes of his life, the movie before the speech said the same things he did, His web site says the same things. By the end of the bio I heard the loud stamped of people turning the channel before they got to hear what his plan was.

The speech talks about his childhood and of course Vietnam But Just happens to SKIP HIS 20 years in the Senate than he says "Trust Me about my record" Sorry Johnny Boy, but THOMAS will be VERY Busy for the next few weeks.

Now is when we get into the Michael Moore part of the speech:
"I will be a commander in chief who will never mislead us into war." {The same war he voted for, the same war he had information on as a member of the intelligence committee, the same war in which you yourself have been claiming that Iraq had WMD, the same war in which you voted for the Iraqi liberation act in 1998 setting US policy towards Iraq as regime change?}
"I will have a Vice President who will not conduct secret meetings with polluters to rewrite our environmental laws."{So he considers anyone in the energy industry a polluter? Should not a VP when designing an energy strategy, you Know TALK TO PEOPLE IN THE INDUSRTY, who should he talk to, Elmo? How exactly does the Executive Branch write laws? I suppose if had been in the Senate for the last year he would have Known what laws were passed}
"I will have a Secretary of Defense who will listen to the best advice of our military leaders."{Has he any proof that Rumsfeld has not?}
"And I will appoint an Attorney General who actually upholds the Constitution of the United States."{AHH YES BLAME the AG for the Patriot act, which is not the evil act people thing, while hiding the fact THAT KERRY VOTED FOR IT, and even the ACLU has not found one violation of a person's civil rights under it.}

"I am proud that after September 11th all our people rallied to President Bush’s call for unity to meet the danger. There were no Democrats. There were no Republicans. There were only Americans. How we wish it had stayed that way."
{So do I Johnny, but You and your cronies started campaigning about 2 years ago and soured the well of good faith, it was you and your party that poisoned the political scene(with the exception of lieberman)}

"Saying there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq doesn’t make it so." {No But when the CIA, France UN, England, Russia, and most of the other world's intelligence services say they have WMD, only a blind prophet would believe they Don't have them}

"As President, I will ask hard questions and demand hard evidence. I will immediately reform the intelligence system - so policy is guided by facts, and facts are never distorted by politics." {The 911 commission found NO EVIDENCE that the administration Pressured intelligence services to distort fact for policy He is inferring an untruth}

"the United States of America never goes to war because we want to, we only go to war because we have to." {hmm well we did not Need to go to war in 1918, nor did we in Korea or Vietnam nor in the Spanish American War, So is he saying that he only wants to go to war when attacked?)

"As President, I will wage this war with the lessons I learned in war. Before you go to battle, you have to be able to look a parent in the eye and truthfully say: “I tried everything possible to avoid sending your son or daughter into harm’s way. But we had no choice. We had to protect the American people, fundamental American values from a threat that was real and imminent.”"{So much for the doctrine of preemption. SO Johnny, when will the threat with Iran become imminent? When they have Nukes, When you actually address the fact that Iran had a link to 911 according the 911 commission report?}

"And on my first day in office, I will send a message to every man and woman in our armed forces: You will never be asked to fight a war without a plan to win the peace." {I hope he understands that no military plan survives the first engagement with the enemy! Also I would say that election plans, a turn over of sovereignty, and a growing new democracy all in under two years is not bad! Better than the UN did in Bosnia or Kosovia oh wait we are still there)

"Here is the reality: that won’t happen until we have a president who restores America’s respect and leadership — so we don’t have to go it alone in the world."{ A list of nations who contributed to the operations in Iraq: Afghanistan Albania Australia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Colombia Costa Rica Czech Rep Denmark Dom. Rep. El Salvador Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Georgia Honduras Hungary Iceland Italy Japan South Korea Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Micronesia Netherlands Nicaragua Palau Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Spain Solomon Isls. Tonga Turkey Ukraine UK Uzbekistan USA,. This is Going it alone? Leadership is not following the will of a handful of nations, it is leading others.}

"And we will end the backdoor draft of National Guard and reservists." {Well he and is ilk, after Vietnam, designed the Military so that WE CAN'T GO TO WAR without the National Guard and reserves since all the support units, MP. Supply, Medical, air lift, public affairs ARE mostly RESERVE UNITS}

"We need to lead a global effort against nuclear proliferation - to keep the most dangerous weapons in the world out of the most dangerous hands in the world." {And what do you do When Iran refuses to follow the will of the UN if WAR IS reactive rather than proactive?}

"The future doesn’t belong to fear; it belongs to freedom."{Freedom does not just happen, it is fought for and died for}

"And the front lines of this battle are not just far away - they’re right here on our shores, at our airports, and potentially in any town or city. Today, our national security begins with homeland security."{Kerry wants to fight the war on Terror on the streets of NY and LA and Boston rather than where the enemy is coming from? By the time the threat is already here, it may be too late, fight the war abroad, not here}

"And we shouldn’t be opening firehouses in Baghdad and closing them down in the United States of America." {boosting up our ability deal with an attack IS NOT FIGHTING THE WAR ON TERROR, it is preparing for defeat! Not to mention that, Although President Clinton's last budget allocated only $100 million to firefighters, President Bush has already awarded over $1.1 billion directly to local firehouses in firefighter grants and President Bush's budget provides $3.56 billion in funds for state and local preparedness. That is a 680% increase over the funding in President Clinton's last year)

"You don’t value families if you force them to take up a collection to buy body armor for a son or daughter in the service,"{This story was debunked long ago AND is not true, I am surprised it made it past vetting!}
"Or if you deny veterans health care, "{Funding for Veterans up 27%, But Kerry Calls It A Cut?
"or if you tell middle class families to wait for a tax cut, so that the wealthiest among us can get even more." {An across the Board Tax Cut is NOT A TAX CUT FOR THE Wealthy, Nor is Kerry's plan to Increase the dividend tax rate, the capital gains tax, or increasing the marginal rate for people who make over $28,000 a TAX cut for the middle class}

That is all for now, Some more later: